LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Several businesses on Fourth Street Live! were left with windows smashed and broken glass Monday night, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department
In a statement on Facebook, LMPD said the businesses hit "sustained substantial damage."
Detectives with LMPD's First Division are investigating the incident, which they say is a criminal mischief case. No other information was immediately provided about the incident.
The property manager of the Brown & Williamson Tower said the building was targeted for the third time Monday night, and now the boards are going back up.
"We just simply don't want to continue to write these checks until the city can provide us a relative sense of security, and right now we just don't have that," Doug Owen, with JLL Commercial Real Estate, which manages the building, said.
Owen said the three incidents this year have added up to more than $400,000 dollars in damage. The building's windows were first shattered during civil unrest over the summer, and shortly after they were fixed last week some of them were busted out again.
"I've been in the business for 20 years. Downtown has never been as great, or as vibrant as it was pre-COVID, and I feel like we're losing ground on that very quickly," Owen said.
In a statement Tuesday night, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's office responded to the incident:
"The vandalism that occurred last night is unacceptable. LMPD is investigating this crime, and our team is working with LMPD and Louisville Downtown Partnership and others on ways to avoid this sort of destruction moving forward."
Anyone with information about the vandalism is asked to call LMPD's anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.
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